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Just as the question was raised anew in cyberspace about Steve Levy's ability to reach the 51 percent of weighted convention vote needed to make the GOP ballot, the Suffolk executive's campaign released the news that he'd gained the support of the GOP chairman from upstate Schuyler County.

The county, in the Finger Lakes region,  accounts for about a fifth of a percentage point of the weighted statewide Republican vote.

Of the state's 62 counties, Schuyler has the next-to-least numerical clout on the state committee, ahead only of Hamilton County.

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Still, if you don't mention tha part, it makes for a nice press release. And, a Levy ally does note that Schuyler County GOP Chairman Phil Barnes was earlier counted in the Rick Lazio column.

Barnes is quoted as saying:

“Steve Levy’s unwavering commitment to fiscal conservatism is tailor made for cleaning up New York State’s finances... Steve is the only candidate in this race with the conservative fiscal track record needed to stop Andrew Cuomo and the Democrats from leading us down the path of fiscal ruin. What he has done in Suffolk County should serve as a blueprint for reform in Albany.”

Stone by stone, across the great morass....